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Early American Women: A Documentary History, 1600-1900

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ISBN-10: 0073407089

ISBN-13: 9780073407081

Edition: 2013

Authors: Nancy Woloch

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Early American Womenpresents over 100 primary sources in women’s history. Throughout, the lives and experiences of American women from a variety of cultures from the colonial era through the nineteenth century are presented in rich detail.
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List price: $93.05
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

A New World: the 17th and 18th Centuries
First Encounters
Narragansett Women, Roger Williams, 1643
Women's Lives Among the Delaware, John Heckewelder, 1819
Iroquois Women in Government, Pierre de Charlevoix, 1721
A New England Captivity, Mary Rowlandson, 1681
Life Among the Seneca, Mary Jemison, 1824
The First Ship, Chinook Tale
Weil-Ordered Families
Husbands and Wives, Benjamin Wadsworth, 1712
Evangelical Child-Rearing, Susanna Wesley, 1732
To Improve in Every Virtue, Eliza Pinckney, 1750s
Tied Hand and Foot, Esther Burr, 1756-1757
An Abominable Wickedness, Abigail Bailey, 1815
A Decree on Seduction, New Spain, 1752
The Colonial Economy
Growing Corn/Grinding Corn, Cherokee and Zuni Tales
Laws on Slave Descent, Virginia and Maryland, 1662-1692
Skilled Slaves in Maryland, The Maryland Gazette, 1748-1763
An Indentured Servant's Complaint, Elizabeth Sprigs, 1756
Apprenticeship in Pennsylvania, List of Indentures, 1771-1773
Adventure Schools, Advertisements, 1750s-1770s
A Maine Midwife, Martha Ballard, 1785
Women and the Law
An Antenuptial Contract, Massachusetts, 1653
Divorce in New England, Connecticut, 1655-1678
A Separation Decision, Maryland, 1680
A Feme Sole Trader Act, South Carolina, 1744
Malefactors and Complainants, Massachusetts, 1675-1680
Widows, Wills, and Dower Rights, Virginia, 1642, and New York, 1721-1759
Women's Estates, Massachusetts, 1664, and New York, 1747-1759
Accusations Against Elizabeth Morse, Massachusetts, 1679-1680
Religious Experiences
The Ghost Wife, Pawnee Tale
A Spiritual Autobiography, Anne Bradstreet, ca. 1670
Anne Hutchinson's Trial, Massachusetts Bay, 1637
An Epistle to Quaker Women, Lancashire Women's Meeting, 1675
Narrative of Old Elizabeth, A Former Slave Recalls Her Religious Conversion of the 1770s
"Jewishness is Pushed Aside Here", Rebecca Alexander Samuel, 1790s
The Revolutionary Era
An Address to George III, Phillis Wheatley, 1768
A Carolina Patriot, Eliza Wilkinson, 1782
A Loyalist Wife, Grace Galloway, 1778-1779
Description of Molly Brant, Mohawk and Loyalist, Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin, c. 1780
Remember the Ladies, Abigail Adams, 1776
Thoughts Upon Female Education, Benjamin Rush, 1787
Excellency in Our Sex, Judith Sargent Murray, 1790
From Charlotte Temple, Susanna Haswell Rowson, 1791
Suggestions for Further Reading
the Young Nation, 1800-1860
The Middle Class: Domestic Lives
Matrimonial Risks, Emma Willard, 1815
The Deferential Wife, Caroline Gilman, 1838
System and Order, Catharine Beecher, 1841
First to None, Catharine M. Sedgwick, 1828
The Widowed State, Sarah Connell Ayer, 1832-1833
The School and the Mill
Rules of the School, Eliza Ann Mulford, 1814
A Rationale for Female Education, Emma Willard, 1819
A Choctaw Mission School, Miss Burnham's Report, 1824
Reports on Western Schools, Letters From Teachers, 1847
Rules of the Mill, Lowell and Lancaster, 1820-1840
A Letter from Lowell, Harriet Farley, 1844
A Spirit of Protest, the Voice of Industry, 1846
Western Frontiers
A Spanish Mission in California, Eulalia Perez on the 1820s
A Norwegian Immigrant in Wisconsin, Jannicke Saehle, 1847
A Mormon Convert Crosses the Plains, Jean Rio Baker, 1851
A Woman's View of the Gold Rush, Mary B. Ballou, 1852
Cherokee Women Resist Removal, Petitions of the Women's Councils, 1817, 1818
Life Among the Piutes, Sarah Winnemucca, 1883
A Woman Kills Her Daughter, Sioux Tale
Mistress and Slave
An Alabama Diary, Sarah Haynesworth Gayle, 1828, 1833
The Cruel Mistress, Angelina Grimk� Weld, 1839
Mrs. Chesnut's Complaint, Mary Boykin Chesnut, 1861
A Georgia Plantation, Fanny Kemble, 1838-1839
An Atmosphere of Licentiousness and Fear, Harriet A. Jacobs, 1861
Rose Williams's Story, Federal Writers' Project Interviews, 1941
The Reform Impulse
Seduced and Abandoned, The Advocate of Moral Reform, 1838
The Water Cure, Mary S. Gove, 1846
O, Ye Daughters of Africa, Awake!, Maria W. Stewart, 1831
A Letter to the Liberator, Andover Female Antislavery Society, 1836
Reply to the Massachusetts Clergy, Sarah Grimk�, 1837
Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls Convention, 1848
Lucy Stone's Marriage Protest, Henry B. Blackwell and Lucy Stone, 1855
Sojourner Truth Speaks, 1851
Suggestions for Further Reading
the Late Nineteenth Century, 1860-1900
Civil War and Reconstruction
A Union Nurse, Louisa May Alcott, 1863
Northern Women on Farms, Mary A. Livermore, 1890
A Wartime Mistress, Louticia Jackson, 1863
Confronting Defeat, Eva B. Jones, 1865
Moments of Emancipation, Accounts of Former Slaves, 1865 and After (Harriet Tubman, Clarissa Burdett, Fanny Berry, Katie Rowe, A Tennessee Woman, Mary Anderson, Katie Darling)
Teaching the Freedmen, Sarah Chase and Lucy Chase, 1866-1868
Visits From the Klan, Harriet Hernandes Testifies, 1871
"Dey Went Out Laughin' Fit to Kill", Anna Parkes on the 1870s
A Former Slave Remembers the War Susie King Taylor, 1902
Urban Wage Earners
New York Prostitutes, William Sanger, 1858
Contract Between Mee Yung and Yut Kum, San Francisco, 1874
Objections to Domestic Service, Lucy Maynard Salmon, 1897
Black Servants in Philadelphia, Isabel Eaton, 1899
The Office Clerk, Clara Lanza, 1891
A Labor Organizer, Leonora Barry, 1888
College Women
Miss D. and Miss E., Edward H. Clarke, 1873
Sex in Education Attacked, Julia Ward Howe et al, 1874
A Debate Over Coeducation, Olive Anderson, 1878
A College Romance, M. Carey Thomas, 1877
An African American Experience at Oberlin, Mary Church Terrell on the 1880s
The Marriage Question, Milicent Washburn Shinn, 1895
Clubs, Causes, and Reform
A Temperance Tale, Mary Clement Leavitt, 1888
The Woman's Club, Cleveland Sorosis, 1893
The Black Club Movement, Fannie Barrier Williams, ca. 1900
An Indian Teacher Among Indians, Zitkala-Sa, 1900
Early Days at Hull-House, Jane Addams, 1892
Socialism Defended, Florence Kelley, 1887
A White Woman's Falsehood, Ida B. Wells, 1894
Woman Suffrage/Women's Rights
The Joys of Activism, Julia Ward Howe, 1899
Political Lessons, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony on the 1860s
We Are All Bound Up Together, Frances Ellen Harper, 1866
Susan B. Anthony on Trial (1873)
Working Women Debate Woman Suffrage, the Shoemakers of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1874
Losing the West, the South Dakota Campaign of 1890
An "Anti" Speaks Out, Amelia Barr, 1896
New Women/New Century
The Ills of the Home, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1903
City Housekeeping, Jane Addams, 1906
A Voice from the South, Anna J. Cooper, 1892
"This is the South's Idea of Justice", An Alabama Woman, 1902
Immigrant Women and Their Jobs, Caroline Manning on the Early 1900s
A Sweatshop Girl's Story, Sadie Frowne, 1902
Suggestions for Further Reading